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Don't Write it Down

(Rainbow Noir #1)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Words have consequences. For some, more than others.

Bestselling novelist Emma Ross isn’t satisfied being number two. She wants to be number one. She can’t stand always looking up to Jessen Blake – an amazing writer – but also a dead one. She vows that her next book will top the charts no matter what it takes. But after repeated encounters in her dreams with Jessen Blake hi
Published July 10th 2017 by Live and Love the Fantasy Publications
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Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really got sucked into this twisted little horror story. To read this through the mind of the twisted mind of Emma was really a wild ride! Example of Emma when her mind is going off the deep end,

“This isn’t real,” I said, standing up from the counter and swaying heavily into the wall. “Nope. Not real. You’re not real,” I said, pointing at the unicorn that was peeing in the corner. Rainbow splattered all over the wall as I shuffled past. “When you’re finished be sure to clean up! And Kevin, do
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first horror novel I have read in years and I absolutely loved it. I never considered how hard being a writer can be for the competitive spirit, and Emma Ross’s passion and dedication to winning the top spot may have had its consequences but I found it admirable. It may seem a little twisted to feel this way, but I also felt inspired after seeing how hard she worked herself to produce her best work.

Even though the novella is short, C.E. Wilson was able to create such complex charact
Tayla Robichaud
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bravo! I was so excited reading this because I was so proud of c.e. Wilson for doing amazing on her first horror book!
This book had me hooked from the first chapter.
My only negative remark is that the book was too short! I would have loved for the story to have been drawn out a little more and maybe actually see her dream buddy (wow I forget his name already) his death that she wrote out for him. The book kinda just showed him never coming back

This plot was really cool and reminded me of deat
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a quick read for me. I very much enjoyed it. Words can be deadly! This book was exciting for me and I was not sure if Emma Ross was crazy or not. What do you think? I can't wait to see what else this author thinks of next. I would read more books from this author. What I enjoyed most about this book is that I could read it in one day. I still felt like it was a full story. * I received this book from the author and this my honest review*
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Book Review
Title: Don't Write it Down
Author: C E Wilson
Genre: Psychological Horror
Rating: ****
Review: Having read a lot of C. E. Wilson’s books primarily based in the fantasy and romance genres I was very eager to see how this author handles horror as it is quite a huge leap for authors to make. As a side note Stephanie Perkins has also done this transitioning from contemporary romance to horror with There's someone inside your house and I can't wait to read that either. So, all I can get from
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
I thought this book might be written by a first-time writer and/or a teenager, so I was at first prepared to give some encouraging constructive criticism, but now that I know none of those things are true, I'm more shocked at how naive the story construction is.

The story hinges on the main character being an NYT bestselling author (only she consistently hits #2, never #1). The author seems to have little understanding of how the NYT list works or what it takes to be on it. I laughed heartily at
Ms. Just One More Book  (Kris Miller)
Bestselling horror writer Emma Ross consistently sits at the number two spot in the bestseller charts. Her competition, Jessen Blake has been deceased for three years -- yet still manages to release a new novel at the same time as her, continuously holding on to the coveted number one spot on the charts. Even in death Jessen has everything she's ever wanted, including movie deals and TV shows based off his books. Driven by her ambition, Emma vows to supersede Jessen. Writing feverishly she begin ...more
Bridgett Brown
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Emma Ross don't like being number two. She wants to be number one. In the Book selling world she number 2. But the #1 spot is being held by Jessen Blake who is a amazing writer but also a dead one. Her ghost warns Emma that she shouldn't try to be number 1, But Emma takes that as a challenge.
This is a great short horror novella.
Naomi Downing
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Being a number 1 bestseller can be hell! Another great book from C.E. Wilson. This is her first stab at horror and she did it perfectly. She's definitely becoming one of my favorite authors.
Pete Tarsi
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
I have not hidden my admiration for indie author C.E. Wilson. She’s creative and prolific, and I’ve read almost everything she’s written and published in the past two or so years. And if I’ve missed something, it’s because she’s had an impressive output in that time span. One of the advantages of self-publishing is that authors determine their own book release schedule. Traditional publishing companies often restrict their authors to one book a year because of contracts, conflicts, and a whole b ...more
Kourtni R.
Trigger warning: (view spoiler)
This review was originally posted on my blog.

I’ve read quite a few of C.E. Wilson’s books in the past and really enjoyed them, so I was more than happy to receive a copy of her first adult horror novel to review. This definitely wasn’t a perfect book, but I still found it enjoyable enough that I’ll be happy to pick up the next book in the series.

The one thing
Morgan A
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start off by saying that I'm a big fan of C.E. Wilson's other books. They are always very captivating to me, and this story still had many of the elements that I love in her writing.

For starters, C.E. Wilson always does a fantastic job of writing descriptions of scenes, characters, and engrossing elements of the story in general. In Don't Write it Down, I loved how much detailed imagery was in the book, which added so m
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Don’t Write It Down by C.E. Wilson, is a horror story about a young woman by the name of Emma. Emma aspires to be a number one bestselling author. She writes horror stories that are cringe worthy but no matter how hard she tries Emma keeps coming in as number two. Her competition, the one who keeps taking the number one spot, he’s dead. Every time she releases a new novel his publisher releases one that edges her out every time. However, this time Emma believes that she has the perfect story ide ...more
Lady Living  In Bookland
I've always loved this author for pushing my boundaries and opening my imagination, but this just didn't live up to my expectations. I went in blind, other than adoring the cover and was beyond lucky to receive an arc, but I don't think it was what I was expecting.

Emma Ross is a best selling author writing under the pen name of Shade. Being a horror writer, her mind is constantly battling itself, her lifestyle too. Her goal?! To become #1 in the charts!

My life was boring. I was dull. J
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading Don't Write it Down by C.E. Wilson reminds me of riding a roller coaster. Scary, but you are pretty sure that you're in safe territory. Well, unless you are someone close to Emma Ross, the protagonist of this novel.

The book reminded me of the "Frissons" novels I used to pour over when I was a teen, and it was incredibly difficult to put down. Despite the subject matter, it was never too horrifying, and I had no problems reading it in one go. If you are a fan of scary books, you will lik
Mandy Peterson
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've made no secret about the fact that I'm a huge C.E. Wilson fan.
However, I've also made no secret about falling less in love with familiar elements that are not connected throughout her books. Yes, I've sort of raked her over the coals sometimes, but it's just because I adore her. And seriously, whatever helped her take the risk of trying something completely new and writing "Don't Write It Down" WAS WORTH IT! In her first real horror story, Wilson tackles a very interesting idea:

What happens
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is about an author Emma, trying to get to number one and will sacrifice anything to get there. Her only competition so far for number one is an author, Jessen, who has passed away young, but continues to release books when she does to keep her at number two. Emma locks herself away and drives deeper into madness as she blocks out everyone in her life and writes Day and night. Jessen begins to visit her dreams and warn her never to become number one or there will be consequences. Emma i ...more
Paula D
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a crazy, twisted, mind warp story that has you yourself asking is this real? Emma is a horror writer and her goal is to be number one. But what ricks will Emma do to become number one? Wow I loved this book couldn't put it down. I loved how it keeps your mind busy questioning the author through out the story. I think this is the best book this author has written to date. Watch what you write because you never know what could happen. *** I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Copy of this bo ...more
Ola Adamska
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2017
I'm not the fan of horrors but when I find one good - I can love it! Just like this one - this is first horror story written by C.E. Wilson.
It's pretty short story, but yet very complex - characters are full and have very developed personalities! I was afraid of Emma sometimes s her episodes were so real Add to it loving the husband that try to help her even after one night stand done by him. What will happen when becoming #1 means something more than just the position? Will Emma find a way to l
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! I am so surprised by the turn of genre of book that CE has written.. Like SOOOOOO surprised but OMG was it AWESOME!! CE's books have always grabbed me and held on for dear life while reading but this one?? I did not want to stop!! She did such an awesome job building the characters and their parts in all of the chaos that makes up Emma's life. I am not going to go too far in fear of ruining it but know that you will be stuck to this book.
Sophie Koufes
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rainbow Noir Series
Title: Don't Write it Down
Category: Horror
Emma Rosa - Best Selling Novelist
Jessen Blake - amazing dead writer
A Fabulous Horror Story!
A peerless novella with a intriguing plot & complex characters that are well intricated in the story. A unparalleled writing style that will captivate you. A one-click must for horror readers. I volunteerly reviewed an advanced reading copy of this Novella.
Tera Comer
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I normally keep clear of horror books as to many of them are to easy to know what is going to happen next. This one does not fit that plan at all. Emma, in my opinion is a trip, I love her spunk though out the book. This book definitely kept me on my toes and flipping pages to see what would happen next. Can not wait to see what is in store for the #2 of the Rainbow Noir series! I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I loved this book. It is CE Wilson's first horror novella and I was impressed. I was hooked right from the first chapter and read it in one sitting.

CE Wilson is great at creating complex characters and Emma and Kevin are no exception.

This is a great story to read at night time with the lights off.
Melissa Spillman
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome does not begin to describe this disturbing amazing dark book! C.E. never disappoints me and once again she has not. This new genre for her is AMAZING!! I love how twisted this story is and how well it flowed. I could NOT put it down all I wanted to do was keep reading I had to know what was going to happen next. Totally twisted crazy dark story!!! LOVED IT!!
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very interesting story. Suspenseful with a need to go to an insane asylum. Not something I would typically read but have enjoyed reading this authors short stories with the endings such as this one. The cover is amazing. The main character in this story will leave you feeling intrigued and wanting more of her off kilter sense of humor.
Bridgett Brown
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Emma Ross don't like being number two. She wants to be number one. In the Book selling world she number 2. But the #1 spot is being held by Jessen Blake who is a amazing writer but also a dead one. Her ghost warns Emma that she shouldn't try to be number 1, But Emma takes that as a challenge.
This is a great short horror novella.
Ruby McDemon
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Yes it's dark and disturbing, but that's what makes it so good. Once I started reading this story I couldn't put it down. Just the idea that a number one horror author being able to influence people's death's with their writing is amazing. This story was just so awesome it dragged me in and I just had to know how it all played out... I need more of these.
Lea Cherry
This book was something else. I loved the first half as the suspense kept you reading and you didn’t know what was going to happen. However, the story took a twist that I didn’t really expect or understand much which in turn made the book kind of bland near the end. You expect atleast an explanation of what’s going on or why it’s happening but nothing quenches those questions.
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this a few minutes ago. I really liked it, I like how the dreams mixed with reality for the main character, and the scary parts. Great job writing. double thumbs ups up, I wish her success with this new genre and am eagerly awaiting what she comes out with next !!
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bravo, Author Wilson! Such an excellent horror story, enjoyed every descriptive page. Definitely, would love to see this turned into a modern-day Twilight Zone episode. So, looking forward to more books written in this genre.
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C.E. Wilson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, grew up in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and has been living in Pittsburgh since 2009. For the first few years living in Pittsburgh, she was an English teacher. Her first book, "Oath of Servitude," was published in 2012. In 2013, she quit teaching to be a full time author and hasn't looked back since. She loves spending time with her daughter and h ...more